One Year Down!

It’s been a year since I gave up really good for great.

I still remember the emotions that came with the decision and I hope I always will.  The long nights and early mornings.  The constant hustle.  Being so proud that we did it!  That we actually made this happen.  The ‘Oh crap, what am I doing’ thoughts.  The lump in my throat.  The sweaty palms and crazy heart beat all day.  Walking to the parking lot knowing this was it.

This past year hasn’t been easy.  Business goals were missed and figuring out a new schedule was hard.  But, AHHHHMAZING things have happened in between.

Like picking up my kids from school.
Getting homework done early and being able to sit down with them and really help them.  Not the let’s do homework while I cook supper and before we have a soccer game help.
Coached all of Emme’s teams.
Went to Jamaica and the Bahamas with Ben.
Stood in front of 25,000 while our team was recognized in Nashville.
Took vacations on a whim.  Like in the middle of the week, whim!!
Merged teams with one of my most amazing girlfriends and business partners, Lindsay.
Helped coaches on our team rank advance, step outside their comfort zones and grow as people.
Went swimming with the kids on a Wednesday.
Made it to my first Field Trip.
Helped people get off blood pressure and cholesterol medication.
Had lunch with friends.
Took care of my nephew when he was sick.
Had friends who were told they couldn’t get pregnant, get pregnant because they became healthy!!
Sat on the back porch more often with Ben.
Went on Pokemon hunts with the kids.
Donated to more causes.  Both financially and with my time.
Travelled more.
Laughed more.
Loved more.
Saw the good in situations that used to stress me out.
Helped others learn how to cook healthier.
Painted the hallway.
Painted trim. And more trim.  And more trim.
Cleaned out flowerbeds.
Went on bike rides.
Maxed out my Roth.
Enjoyed Christmas.
Was a more present wife and mom.

The decision wasn’t easy.  The big ones.  The life changing ones, never are.  But I’m so glad I said yes.

Thank you all for your support, for trusting me with your health, your goals, your dreams and your fears.  It’s something I do not take lightly and look forward to doing for many many years to come.  #oneyeardown

One Year Down

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Shrimp Stir Fry

Guys.  This recipe is sooooo good!

I came across it on the Ultimate Reset and ate it every night for supper the last 4 days while I was completing the program.  One of my favorites!!

All I really did was switch up an oil, add some onion and shrimp.  Simple and one skillet.  Win win!  And perfect for busy school nights.

Shrimp Stir Fry phonto (3)

Ingredients:
1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp
1/2 zucchini, halved and sliced
1/2 yellow onion, sliced
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
3 cups frozen broccoli
Handful of chopped mushrooms
1 Tbsp sesame oil
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp Bragg’s liquid aminos

Directions:
Add the oils in a large saucepan on medium heat and warm
Add the onion.  Warm through and stir until partially caramelized
Add the carrots and stir for about 4-5 minutes
Add the broccoli and stir for 3 minutes
Add the zucchini, mushrooms and shrimp and stir frequently for 4-5 minutes or until shrimp is cooked through
Remove from heat and add the Bragg’s liquid aminos.  Stir well.
Serve immediately.
Serves 2.

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Country Heat Meal Plan

My first challenge group for Country Heat kicks off on Monday and I am so excited to wake up every morning and see videos of my challengers dancing it off!  It’s going to be such a fun 30 days!

One the most time consuming parts of each Challenge Group, that I do, is create weekly meal plans.  I remember when I coached my first Challenge Group I was so pumped for everyone to get the amazing results I did, but was disappointed when people didn’t.

21 Day Fix Before and After Pic Monkey Watermark

After asking each challenger specific questions I realized nutrition was the hardest part, not working out.  With that information, I put my meal plan in a spreadsheet and shared it with the group.  I also included the recipes that I use and added a shopping list.  I was surprised to see EVERYONE eating what I was eating one day one, then again on day two and so on.  By simplifying the nutrition even more, my challengers were getting amazing RESULTS!  I found the missing link and never looked back.

I normally keep myself in the 1500 bracket for food, but plan to go ALL IN with Country Heat, so I’m following the brackets as they are meant to be.  Depending on your starting weight, and circumstances such as nursing or pregnancy, your bracket can be different.

Week One Country Heat

The results I have seen in the tests group have blown my mind.  From dancing!  Cannot wait to kick this off on Monday and have fun while getting healthy. I think it’s the perfect program for all the teachers and others that have let the summer fluff take over.  You workout for 30 minutes a day, for 6 days, for a month and your workout is DANCING!!  I mean seriously.  Surrriously.  How cool is that?

The demand for Country Heat and Challenge Groups has been so big I will be starting new groups every single Monday of the month.  You have plenty of time to join!  Just go here and get it ordered, then email me at kristina.d.lewis@gmail.com to let me know.

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Country Heat is HERE!

Do you like the newest and hottest music?

Do you like dance cardio?
Do you want to spice up your cardio?
Do you DISLIKE working out?
Do you need your workouts to be fun in order to do them?No matter what your reason, if you are looking for something to spice up your fitness regime or you want to get started this could be the program for you!

Beachbody has released a BRAND NEW fitness program!  COUNTRY HEAT is going to knock your socks off!  At first I was a little skeptical of a country music workout because I have two left feet, I’m not very coordinated and I just want to get in, get my workout done and get out.  I really wasn’t excited about this new program!  BUT….. that all changed when I got the chance to do the sneak peek of! This program had me literally DRIPPING sweat and I didn’t feel lost or confused by the moves.  Anyone can do it!  It is not hard at all.  Plus my legs were on fire, my core was burning and I could tell it is way more than cardio.  It’s great for your entire body!

I am really excited for the launch of this program and I’m going to be walking a select group of people from beginning to end through the program!  I’m going to be making sample meal plans, giving you recipes, tips and guidance on how to rock this program!  The people in the test group are getting incredible results and one even lost over 60 pounds in 90 days!!! That is so cool.

So lets talk about WHAT this program actually is?
First of all it features all of the hottest country music!  There is NO CHOREOGRAPHY to remember, just follow along for the 27-30 minute workout!  This workout program is high energy, low impact dance workout that is super fun and easy to follow.  Autumn Calabrese created this program and has also created the 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme, Co Creator of Hammer and Chisel, author of the Fixate cookbook, mom and bikini competitor.  She has her certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the American Fitness Professionals and Associates. She is extremely talented and gifted at getting you results.
There are 5 high energy, cardio based dance workouts, 1 dance conditioning workout, and the portion controlled eating plan.
WHAT MAKES COUNTRY HEAT EFFECTIVE?
First of all it is a workout you will actually stick to!  Autumn makes it fun and easy.
You get 5 high energy dance workouts and 1 dance conditioning workout to give you all the calorie burning benefits of a great cardio workout while using every muscle in your body to fire up your metabolism.
There are no complicated moves, NO WEIGHTS OR EQUIPMENT required.
Autumn uses her portion control container system and meal plan to help you lose weight by eating what you want in the right amounts each day.
 
WHO CAN DO COUNTRY HEAT?
 
ANYONE from beginners to 21 Day Fix Graduates to those advanced in their fitness that want something different and fun!  It is great for all ages and sizes!  People who like Zumba, people who want to lose weight and are looking for results in 30 days!  People who generally don’t like to exercise or who want a lifestyle change, but aren’t sure where to begin!  {DOES THIS SOUND LIKE YOU??}
This workout is great for people who have tried and failed at complicated diets and exercise programs.  The reason is that its easy to follow the portion controlled container system and you have ME as your coach to guide you every single step of the way!  I will teach you how to meal plan, prep, and stick with the workouts from beginning to end.  Plus the workouts are fun and you don’t even know you are working out!!!
If you want to lose weight then yes that is accomplished in the program!  I encourage everyone to do at least 2-3 rounds of the program. The reason is that in the first 30 days you are just learning the ropes.  You are getting a good handle on your nutrition and understanding the portion controlled containers.  As you dial in your nutrition you can increase your results!!
This program is great for those that like to dance but are intimidated by choreography.  THAT IS ME!!!  I have two left feed and I want to get in, sweat and get out!  So I’m pumped for this!
WHAT DO YOU GET WITH THE PROGRAM?
When you purchase your Country Heat you will get:
– 6 workouts on 3 DVDs in 30 minutes or less.
-7 Color coded portion controlled containers to efficiently help you portion out your food
-Country Heat Nutrition Plan which is an easy to follow guide that has recipes, tips, and more to help you get results.
-30 Days of Shakeology in any flavor
-Quickstart Guide- This is a simple 3 step guide that preps you for your fitness journey by giving you the low down on the nutrition plan and workouts.
-30 Day Calendar so that you know exactly what workouts to do in what order to maximize your results.
-Plus when you get the challenge pack you get access to Country Heat On Demand which means unlimited access to stream Country Heat and all the other workouts to any desktop, laptop, tablet, TV or mobile device.  So you can start your workouts the minute you make your purchase.

SO DOES THIS SOUND LIKE A PROGRAM YOU WANT TO DO??

Did you know you can get it right here from me?  

The first step is to create a free Team Beachbody Account so that I am your coach.  Use this link to set that up:  Create A Free Account Here

Next, the challenge pack for Country Heat is the best bang for your buck.  It comes with the entire Country Heat Fitness program, the nutrition guide, program manual, food storage containers, 30 days of Shakeology, access to stream your workouts with Beachbody On Demand and its on sale with discounted price and shipping right now!   This also gives you access into my exclusive Country Heat private accountability and support group where I will be giving you sample meal plans, recipes, daily tips and motivation to get you started with the program, keep you motivated and help you to see the results that you are looking for.

the secret to success is in the nutrition

This is the total package!!  Trust me, you want the support from others just like you.  I know when I started with my journey it was so beneficial for me to have other women that I could ask questions, could tell me to go workout when I didn’t feel like it and they would help me stay on track with my nutrition.

So how do you get the Challenge Pack: Here is your direct link.  Just make sure that I am  your coach before you make your purchase.  Country Heat Challenge Pack Link

If you would like to start with the Kick Start Challenge Pack that comes with a 3 day refresh to really kick start your weight loss, get you on the right track with your nutrition so you are ready for the start of Country Heat you can get this option too!
Country Heat Kick Start Challenge Pack

This is also a great time to sign up as a coach!  If you  have ever considered coaching before or you love the Beachbody Fitness Programs and Shakeology and you want to save 25% off of everything you purchase and you want to share it with others then this is a great time to sign up.
Here is the link to sign up a a coach with the Country Heat Challenge Pack: Sign Up Here
***Note when you sign up as a coach make sure that at the bottom of the first page it says that I am your Coach,  Kristina Lewis Coach ID 204455.  If you already have a coach please contact your coach to sign up with them and to get into their challenge groups for support and accountability.

Lastly, I am kicking off my Country Heat Dance Party Test Group on August 1st.  So you can join me for 45 days of meal planning, prep, accountability and lots of fun!!!  When you make your purchase do this:

1.  EMAIL ME AT kristina.d.lewis@gmail.com with your order confirmation # and let me know that you would like to be in the Country Heat Test group.

2.  Make sure we are connected on Facebook by messaging me on Facebook.

3.  Lets get this party started!!  I’m so excited!!!

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